ISKCON SYDNEY

REPORTS

Day 1, 2

Daily Japa session – Broadcasted on ISKCON Sydney Facebook page:

There are close to 7000 extra rounds of commitment made by the devotees in Sydney. To facilitate the chanting session, ISKCON Sydney is hosting a morning Japa session. Please check the above link for details.

Bhagavatam Class on Selected verses:

ISKCON Sydney Temple is conducting special Srimad Bhagavatam classes to glorify the Holy Name. These classes are broadcasted on MayapurTV and on ISKCON Sydney Facebook page

Kirtan Programs:

Multiple Kirtan programs are hosted by Sydney congregation during the first two days of the festival:

Harinaam around the city:
ISKCON Sydney Temple organizes a couple of Harinaam events even in the restrictions due to COVID-19 :

Today, on the most auspicious of the World Holy Name Festival during Purushotama Masa, we once again kicked off with an amazing and fired up Harinaam!

Schedule of the ISKCON temple for celebrating the World Holy Name Festival:

Day 3

Daily Japa session – Broadcasted on ISKCON Sydney Facebook page:

There are close to 7000 extra rounds of commitment made by the devotees in Sydney. To facilitate the chanting session, ISKCON Sydney is hosting a morning Japa session. Please check the above link for details.

Event 02: Bhagavatam Class on Selected verses

ISKCON Sydney Temple is conducting special Srimad Bhagavatam classes to glorify the Holy Name. These classes are broadcasted on Mayapur TV and on ISKCON Sydney Facebook page.

Event 03: Kids Kirtan, chanting, quiz, and much more…

From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Kids from ISKCON Sydney congregation and friends participated in World Holy Name Festival with so much energy and devotion. Please find a few photos and videos inline:

Event 04: Youth kirtan, discourse, chanting, dancing, and feasting

From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM – The ISKCON Sydney youth team celebrated the World Holy Name Festival with ecstatic kirtan, discourse, chanting, dancing, and testing.

Event 05: Harinaam Sankirtan @Harris Park, Sydney

Event 06: Home Program – Bhakti Vriksha Program – Chanting beads distribution, kirtan, chanting, discourse, prashadam

Prashadam for the above events is served for 80+ devotees is served as well for celebrating World Holy Name Festival – Day 03, Sydney.

Day 4

Report – Day 04 – WHNF Sydney

Event 01- Daily Japa session – Broadcasted on ISKCON Sydney Facebook page:

There are close to 7000 extra rounds of commitment made by the devotees in Sydney. To facilitate the chanting session, ISKCON Sydney is hosting a morning Japa session. Please check the above link for details.
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple

Event 02: Bhagavatam Class on Selected verses
Iskcon Sydney Temple is conducting special Srimad Bhagavatam classes to glorify the Holy Name. These classes are broadcasted on MayapurTV
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple

Event 03: Special class on Holy Name by HH Vedavyasapriya Swami Maharaja
Sri Sri Radha Parsarthi Ashram regularly conducts the classes online for the devotees throughout Australia & NZ. In that series, a special class is conducted to glorify Holy Name :

Broadcasted on Radha Parthasarthi Ashram Facebook page :
Organized by: Radha Parthasarthi Ashram team

Event 04: Harinaam Sankirtan @Wentworthville, Sydney
ISKCON Sydney organized a Harinama Sankirtan @Wentworthville

Organized By: ISKCON Sydney Harinama group and neighboring suburbs congregation

Event 05: Home Program – Bhakti Vriksha Program – Kirtan, chanting, book distribution, prashadam
From 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Bhakti Vriksha Program @Preston, Sydney

Organized by: Radha Parthasarthi Ashram team

Event 06: Evening Kirtan
From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Kirtan & Prashadam @Macquarie Links, Sydney

Organized by: ISKCON Sydney, Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Kirtan Mandali & Hare Krsna Vaman Kshetra

Prashadam for the above events is served for 50+ devotees during the celebration of the World Holy Name Festival – Day 04, Sydney.

Day 5

Report – Day 05 – WHNF Sydney

Event 01- Daily Japa session – Broadcasted on ISKCON Sydney Facebook page:
There are close to 7000 extra rounds of commitment made by the devotees in Sydney. To facilitate the chanting session, ISKCON Sydney is hosting a morning Japa session. Please check the above link for details.
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple
Broadcasted on: ISKCON Sydney Facebook page

Event 02: Bhagavatam Class on Selected verses
ISKCON Sydney Temple is conducting special Srimad Bhagavatam classes to glorify the Holy Name. These classes are broadcasted on MayapurTV
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple
Broadcasted on: MayapurTV, YourTube, and Facebook channel of ISKCON Sydney Temple

Event 03: Home Program – Bhakti Vriksha Program – Kirtan, chanting, book distribution, prashadam
Bhakti Vriksha Program, Sydney Suburb
Organized by: Radha Parthasarthi Ashram team
Broadcasted on: Radha Parthasarthi Ashram Facebook page

Event 04: Evening Kirtan
Evening online Kirtan from various locations
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple & congregation
Broadcasted on: ISKCON Sydney Temple facebook page & individual Facebook account

Event 05: Missed in the earlier report – Kids Kirtan (Friday, 18th Sep )
Kids enthusiastically participated in online Kirtan
Broadcasted on: Facebook

Prashadam for the above events is served for 25+ devotees during the celebration of the World Holy Name Festival – Day 05, Sydney.

Day 6

Report – Day 06 – WHNF Sydney

Event 01- Daily Japa session – Broadcasted on ISKCON Sydney Facebook page:
There are close to 7000 extra rounds of commitment made by the devotees in Sydney. To facilitate the chanting session, ISKCON Sydney is hosting a morning Japa session. Please check the above link for details.
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple
Broadcasted on: ISKCON Sydney Facebook page

Event 02: Bhagavatam Class on Selected verses
ISKCON Sydney Temple is conducting special Srimad Bhagavatam classes to glorify the Holy Name. These classes are broadcasted on MayapurTV
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple
Broadcasted on: MayapurTV, YourTube, and Facebook channel of ISKCON Sydney Temple

Event 03: Home Program – Bhakti Vriksha Program – Kirtan, SB Verse discussion, chanting, book distribution, prashadam
Bhakti Vriksha Program, Sydney Suburb
Organized by: Radha Parthasarthi Ashram team
Broadcasted on: Radha Parthasarthi Ashram Facebook page

Event 04: Evening Kirtan
Evening online Kirtan
Organized by: ISKCON Sydney Temple
Broadcasted on: ISKCON Sydney Temple Facebook page

Prashadam for the above events is served for 25+ devotees during the celebration of the World Holy Name Festival – Day 06, Sydney.

Final Report from Sri Sri Radha Parthasrathi Ashram – Sydney Australia

ISKCON GOLD COST CENTERS, BHAKTI CENTRE SURFERS PARADISE

Gold Coast Australia
Bhakti Centre members sponsored a plane with a banner sporting Krishnas names for holy name week and Purusottam 100s of thousands of Gold Coasters got to see the Holy
Names in the blue skys of the Gold Coast

ISKCON PERTH

Event 01: Daily Srimad Bhagavatam Classes on Glories of Holy Name – Selected Verses

Event 02: Special classes on Glories of Holy Name by distinguished members
Special class by HH Bhanu Swami Maharaj on Zoom for all Perth Devotees on 19th Sep

Event 03: Special Street Harinama – Celebrating World Holy Name Festival
Temple and congregation members planned a Harinama event in the city to propagate the Holy Name

Event 04: Various congregation programs to celebrate Purushottam Maasa and World Holy Name Festival
These events are organized in various suburbs of Perth and active participation is witnessed by all congregation members.

ISKCON MELBOURNE

1) Daily kirtan with family members over zoom + discussion on SB shloka on Holyname
2) Reading of H.G Bhurijana Prabhuji’s ‘Japa’ book in our bhaktivriksha reading group
3. Kirtan in 2 houses
4. Chanted 4 extra rounds daily and 64 rounds on Japathon day.
5. About 35 Fortunate People videos uploaded
6. Nitaichand Prabhu took care of promotion, communication and coordination service among organisers within Melbourne and other states of Australia and was managing our WHNF Australia Facebook page with updating all the live events locally and globally. (We have about 500 followers on our WHNF Australia Facebook page).
7. We promoted the Japathon as well and made the extra round chanters to register for the commitment.
 
Bhakta Devansh and Bhaktin Pooja from Melbourne, Australia. World Holy Name Festival 2020 Report (Individual)
1) Fortunate People Campaign : Despite the complete lock down in melbourne, we have contacted family and friends via phone calls, Whats app video calls, video sharing etc in the spirit of making people fortunate. 80 People participated in the campaign and 62 videos uploaded. Most of the people joyfully chanted HARE KRISHNA Mahamantra and became fortunate. It also made our relationship strong since we remembered them during tough times and also gave us a chance to chant for LOVE and PEACE. We thanked all chanters for their contribution to World’s love and Peace. Pooja preached to many people in Melbourne and overseas too. Thanks a ton to the Fortunate People Campaign Team.

2) Special Talk by HG Prabhava Prabhu: Got an opportunity to invite HG Prabhava Prabhu, youngest disciple of HDG Srila Prabhupada for a special talk for WHNW 2020. HG Prabhava Prabhu enlightened devotees on 19th Sept Saturday on ” The Bliss of Chanting Hare Krishna with sankirtan droplets”. Total 50 devotees joined Zoom and Facebook showed 360 total video views.

I have got a chance to work on the creative poster for the event. Poster Write up and design ideas plus coordinating with the designer. The poster came out very attractive. Also coordinated with the host how the event will take place and testing on zoom and integration to facebook tested well before the actual event.

3) Japathon: An offering to Srila Prabhupada for extra rounds chanting during the World Holy Name Festival. Despite being launched on 13th September, within a week, it got an amazing response from devotees worldwide. Total 166 devotees from 30+ cities of 9 different countries pledged 3252 extra rounds chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra.
I have got chance to work on the creative poster and simple google form to record devotee’s offerings.Madhav Sevak Prabhu started in sydney
with this brilliant idea and Nitaichand Prabhu initiated Japathon for Melbourne too however due to whats app message got response from 9 countries like Australia, India, US, UK, UAE, South Africa, Mauritius, Singapore and Finland.

 

Japathon inspired devotees to boost up their Sadhana during this week and purushottam month. We will also offer 3252 beautiful flowers to Srila Prabhupada in the form of many garlands during this holy month and send Chanting Hare Krishna eBook to all the chanters. One super lucky chanter will be awarded with Srila Prabhupada’s full lectures Audio Kit. Approached temple authority to approve this Japathon event for the benefit of everyone.

4) Kartal and Mridanga Workshops: To contribute to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s sankirtan movement, more kirtaniyas required and therefore decided to facilitate devotees in learning Kartal and Mridanga through online workshops. Contacted HG Sanatan Gauranga Prabhu and HG Naradmuni Prabhu and arranged online workshops, 50+ devotees registered for both instruments. Devotees were delighted to learn kirtan instruments online from experts and thanked us for facilitating this rare opportunity. I have also worked out on the creative poster and google form to promote the campaign.
5) World Holy Name Week Awareness: We created awareness of this festival through Whats app messages, Facebook Posts, Face to Face, Calls, Messages, creative posters etc. Closely worked with god brothers to make it successful. Timely posted on Whats App status and facebook WHNW Australia for upcoming Kirtan events.
6) Sadhana, Kirtan and Srimad Bhagavatam Classes: Increased sadhana during the week, I pledged 64 and Pooja pledged 32 extra rounds, attended 7 days Kirtan Mela and attended SB lectures on the Glories of the holy name from Melbourne Temple and special guests worldwide.
7) Designing Posters: Kindly find attached creative posters for different campaigns created by us and google form for Japathon https://tinyurl.com/y5clxa5j

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